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by elscouser
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Removing an Almond Tree - Legal?
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Removing an Almond Tree - Legal?

We have a lovely mature and quite big almond tree on my land but due to a terrace extension and the fact that it is on the side of the hill I need to remove it - will I have any issues with the council etc if I do this as part of the terrace job (of which ill have full obra mayor permissions) Are al...
by elscouser
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fitting a round window
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Fitting a round window

some great advice guys, thanks very much.
by elscouser
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: PAINT STRIPPING/DIPPING
Replies: 0
Views: 81

PAINT STRIPPING/DIPPING

Got lots of old doors and would like to get them back to wood. In the UK I had my old doors dipped, easy. However, I’ve been searching and can’t find anything similar here - can it be done and does anyone know where? Malaga/Vélez Malaga area. Thanks in advance.
by elscouser
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fitting a round window
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Fitting a round window

thanks guys - i just don't want it to look botched so was wondering if there was a foolproof way of getting the round circle right....

No tutorials etc on youtube :-(
by elscouser
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fitting a round window
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Fitting a round window

Hi everyone, Id like to try this myself but am a bit nervous - I basically need to cut a hole into a 2 layer brick wall and fit a round window. I understand what I need to do with lintel etc but whats the best method for getting a perfectly round hole with the plaster etc? Any help would be REALLY a...
by elscouser
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Benajarafe/Rincon/Velez Malaga Builder recommendation needed
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Benajarafe/Rincon/Velez Malaga Builder recommendation needed

yeah appreciate all that, one neighbour is a friend but the big build was far too big to illegally (well you would think so anyway!) The Spanish builder I know is trustworthy but too expensive and busy and he doesn't seem to think it will be a prob......but yeah you are right, ultimately we just nee...
by elscouser
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Benajarafe/Rincon/Velez Malaga Builder recommendation needed
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Benajarafe/Rincon/Velez Malaga Builder recommendation needed

thanks guys, a really good Spanish builder i know (but who has far too much on) seems to think permissions will be fine and a few houses over on my urb have just built a huge ext and pool (legally) so im hoping will be ok

Gerry you are close to me - do you know a good one?
by elscouser
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Benajarafe/Rincon/Velez Malaga Builder recommendation needed
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Benajarafe/Rincon/Velez Malaga Builder recommendation needed

Hi everyone,

Any recommendations for honest, competitively priced builders in these areas for a small extension and pool. Ideally Spanish (language no problem) and who can gain the permissions etc - we are in UK still so will be easier if the builder can take care of this.

Thanks in advance
by elscouser
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Small wooden cabin on terrace allowed?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Small wooden cabin on terrace allowed?

Thanks guys
by elscouser
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Small wooden cabin on terrace allowed?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Small wooden cabin on terrace allowed?

If I wanted to put a small log cabin on my terrace for some extra accommodation (occasional overnight family stays etc would this be allowed without planning as it’s a temporary structure? Something like this..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Log-Cabin-2-5-x-3-5/162737181243?hash=item25e3e4523b:g:e~sA...
by elscouser
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Solution needed residency + BREXIT
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: Solution needed residency + BREXIT

Again, great advice thank you

I think more likely that we will be over within the next 3 years for good but don't want to unnecessarily rush towards the march 19 'deadline'!
by elscouser
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Solution needed residency + BREXIT
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: Solution needed residency + BREXIT

Thanks very much guys. For info we are teachers at the moment so paye would be a bit of a problem. We intend to continue working until we make the move.....
by elscouser
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Solution needed residency + BREXIT
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Solution needed residency + BREXIT

So we have bought our place a few years ago and we are in our early 30s - The plan has always been to move over but we wanted to do it properly and get some money behind us first. Brexit threw a spanner in the works and March 2019 is now a sticking point - we are not prepared to risk our move to Spa...
by elscouser
Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cheap indoor camper van storage near Velez Malaga
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Cheap indoor camper van storage near Velez Malaga

Looking to drive over and may as well use this app to keep my VW away from the UK Winter so would like to store from September to February. Does anyone have any cheap indoor storage or know of anyone? Thanks in advance
by elscouser
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Fitting a bigger window, obra menor or mayor?
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Fitting a bigger window, obra menor or mayor?

Fitting a bigger window, obra menor or mayor?
by elscouser
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: How easy/difficult to do this on terrace....
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Re: How easy/difficult to do this on terrace....

yes old village house.......
by elscouser
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: How easy/difficult to do this on terrace....
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

How easy/difficult to do this on terrace....

Asking for a friend, it would have to be raised on his terrace as room below but does anyone have any experience/idea of cost on how to do this? Obviously I appreciate load may be an issue and strengthening may need to be done ...... thanks in advance for any contributions. trying to add photo but u...
by elscouser
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Average cost for holiday home management
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Average cost for holiday home management

Hi everyone, If I were to rent out my place to holidaymakers (all legal but I would sort out the licence and tax etc) what on average should i be paying? I.E The management source the bookings, take payment, meet the guests, do changeovers etc. I've had a % quote but just wanted to look for what the...
by elscouser
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: taking money back to the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1127

Re: taking money back to the UK

Yeah not worried about carrying it back - just worry that ill lose a lot in exchange fees when back. Whats the best way to change such an amount for best rates? Thanks

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